[Freedombox-discuss] How do we handle package upgrades on the Freedombox?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu Apr 17 08:57:12 UTC 2014

[Jonas Smedegaard]
> Seems to me that you are basically arguing that debconf in its
> current form only legally works on initial install and interactively
> by admins - not as automated reconfiguration by other packages.
> Is that correctly understood?

Almost.  The current tool set have those features.  I suspect debconf
with appropriately implemented packages can be used (ie using yet to
be written tools to "fake" the interactively by admins part) to do

Debconf have support for replacing both the frontend/gui and
backend/database, and I suspect this might be used for automated
reconfiguration of packages.  But I am not sure, and have never seen
this done.

This is the background for my suggestion to prefer .d setup or
multilevel setup, which I know work. :)

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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